By: Earnest Jones | 08-21-2017 | News
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NAACP Leader: Removing Confederate Statues "Senseless"

The left-wing campaign that has led to the removal of historic memorials is triggering outrage across the nation. Esther Lee, who is president of the Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, NAACP chapter, released a statement this week in which she said that the racial unrest in America is all senseless.

Lee was speaking in a press conference this week on the steps of Bethlehem’s City Hall. “You know, we’re 108 years in as NAACPers and we might think things would improve, but they do not. You know we still have this factor about black and white,” Lee told reporters.

Her main point was that the removal of memorials does not erase history, she also condemned the young people for taking down war monuments

“You know that’s history,” Lee explained. “That was in that point in time. You can’t eliminate what history is. So I disapprove with young people local pulling down those statues.”

She also acknowledged that lives were lost on Saturday in Charlottesville because activists had concluded that they did not want to look at a statute.

Lee raised questions on the death of a young woman and the two officers that were murdered in a plane crash. Her sentiments were also expressed this week by President Donald Trump, who stressed in a series of tweets that “you can’t change history.”

President Trump wrote on Thursday, “Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our beautiful statues and monuments,”. “You can’t change history, but you can learn from it”:


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